Juan Sebastián Elcano

Juan Sebastián Elcano

Getaria, Provincia de Guipuzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
Death 4 Aug 1526 (aged 49–50)
At Sea
Burial Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID 7948594 · View Source
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Noted Spanish Navigator and Explorer. He participated in the expedition with Magallanes to circumnavigate the globe. Magallanes died in the Philippines and Elcano arrived to Sanlúcar de Barrameda on september of 1522 with other 17 survivors on board the "Victoria", become the first man who circumnavigate the globe. In his blazon appeared the phrase "Primus circumdedisti me". He died in another expedition and his body throwing to the Pacific Ocean.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 5 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7948594
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476–4 Aug 1526), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7948594, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Buried or Lost at Sea.